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Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ. So it is the church that believes the kingdom of Christ to be at hand, by Satan's power being destroyed, is the persecuted church that is here mentioned : and as the many members make one body of a man; and the head cannot say to the foot, I have do need of thee; nor the foot to the head, I have no need of thee; perfectly so it is of the many members to make the body of Christ's church, in the perfect manner it is here represented; because it is said the earth helped the woman, when the serpent cast out floods against her. So here are the earthen vessels of men believing and relying on the promises of God, that the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in his wings, to heal the fall of the woman, and cast her betrayer. And now I shall make a deeper observation from this chapter, as it speaks of the end: Being clothed with the Sun, must mean the Sun of Righteousness, rising upon his Church; treading the moon under her feet, is plainly the light that shineth in darkness, that all must come to the perfect day of the sunshine of Christ's Gospel ; upon her head a crown of twelve stars, plainly sheweth, when this is completed, it must bring in the glorious church in its triumphant state to man; because it is said, it bringt eth the kingdoin of God, and the power of his CHRIST; and yet it well may be called a wonder, that after this revelation being revealed, that the dragon should have power to work in the hearts of men to persecute this Church of Christ; and which is now visiblo every where, at the very time that the Revelation is so fulfilling, and the power of the Beast doth so plainly appear. But if we allude it to all churches in general, we cannot allude the fulfilment to be at this time; for there never was a time that the churches of the world were in a less persecuted state than they now are : as the laws of this

nation are more noble than any laws in the world in giving liberty of conscience; no man can say in this nation, in the hour of his death, or at the day of judgment, “ I was compelled to sin against my conscience, by being forced into a religion' I believed sinful, by the laws of my country.” : Now, as I have said the church that is here mentioned to be persecuted alludes to the church of Christ, that is looking for his Coming, and Satan's destruction, I can prove the truth of the words as plainly from the malice there is in mankind, as I can prove the Beast in the Revelation to be Buonaparte, by the power that is given him; and there is no man upon earth that can prove this persecuted church to be any other, or can mean any other, than the Church of CHRIST joined to HIM, longing for their coming Lord, to have Satan's power destroyed, and have CHRIST to be All in all. Tell me the age that the church hath been in a persecuted state, and after the persecution was over, could ever say, Now is come-salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ, for the accuser of our brethren is cast down; for this it is written will be said, by the persecuted church that is here mentioned: and this church I own it is, and no other; because it agrees with every Revelation that hath been given to me concerning Christ and his church, which is the church militant to join the church triumphant. And let men mark the last verse --The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which kept the commandments of God, and had the testimony of Jesus. In chapter xix. 10. it is written, The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy ; so the Spirit of Prophecy trust be given to this persecuted church ; and by this. they tell us of the end. And in this I have been hold and confident, to publish to the world of the END; and I am not ashamed of the testimony tbat I bear of the Spirit of Truth. I have come boldly

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forward to the world with my prophecies'; and I have boldly and openly invited the heads of the church; and so bold have I been, not only in acknowledging, but in proving my assertions, by bringing forward witnesses to clear erery truth, that I have not published any cunningly devised fable, that I have invited my enemies to come forward to be my judges; nay, so far have I offered the Clergy, wit'. invitation by letters, that if twenty-four of the church ministers would come before me, and if they could prove my visitation was not from the Lord, I soull give up to their judgment. So if men say my visitation is not of God, they must say that the Lord has not four-and-twenty upright ministers to come forward for his honour and glory, to put a stop to a false delusion proceeding from a wrong Spirit, as this man declares mine to be, which will appear in its place. And now I shall come to another observation which he inade.

He is angry with me for accusing him in publishing a pamphlet with a title, of which he hath not explained the meaning—" The long-wished-for Resolution shewni lo be at hand;" and which he says, the Revolution alluded to is in the title page of the book, which are these words:

The long-wished-for Revolution shewn to be at hand. schen God will cleanse the earth by his judgments, and si hen all dominions shall serve and obey the MOST HIGH: Be wise now, therefore, Oye kings; be instructed, One judges and inhabitants of the earth, lest je be broken with a rod of iron, and dashed in pieces like a poiler's Sessel."

Now where is there a man of sense, who can prove that these awful judgments have been long wished for? Do not all men shudder to hear of the awful judgments that are abroad? and do they not fear they are coming on at home? These fatal judg. rents cannot be a long-wished-for Revolution; un. less it be, as I have obseryed, .a refolution againse

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nation are more noble than any laws in the world in giving liberty of conscience; no man can say in this nation, in the hour of his death, or at the day of judgment, “ I was compelled to sin against my conscience, by being forced into a religion I believed sinful, by the laws of my country.” : Now, as I have said the church that is here mentioned to he persecuted alludes to the church of Christ, that is looking for his Coming, and Satan's destruction, I can prove the truth of the words as plainly from the malice there is in mankind, as I can prove the Beast in the Revelation to be Buonaparte, by the power that is given him; and there is no man upon earth that can prove this persecuted church to be any other, or can mean any other, than the Church of CHRIST joined to him, longing for their coming Lord, to have Satan's power destroyed, and have Christ to be ALL in ALL. Tell me the age that the church hath been in a persecuted state, and after the persecution was over, could ever say, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ, for the accuser of our brethren is cast down ; for this it is written will be said, by the persecuted church that is here mentioned: and this church I own it is, and no other; because it agrees with every Revelation that hath been given to me concerning Christ and his church, which is the church militant to join the church triumphant.And let men mark the last verse --The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which kept the commandments of God, and had the testimony of Jesus. In chupter xix. 10. it is written, The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy ; so the Spirit of Prophecy must be given to this persecuted church; and by this they tell us of the end. And in this I have been hold and confident, to publish to the world of THE END; and I am not ashamed of the testimony that I bear of the Spirit of Truth. I have come boldly

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forward to the world with my prophecies'; and I have boldly and openly invited the heads of the church; and so bold have I been, not only in acs knowledging, but in proving my assertions, by bringing forward witnesses to clear erery truth, that I have not published any cunningly devised fable, that I have invited my enemies to come forward to be my judges; nay, so far have I offered the Clergy, wit'. invitation by letters, that if twenty-four of the church ministers would come before me, and if they could prove my visitation was not from the Lord, I sonlıl give up to their judgment. So if men say my risitation is not of God, they must say that the Lord has not four-and-twenty upright ministers to come forward for his honour and glory, to put a stop to a false delusion proceeding from a wrong Spirit, as this man declares mine to be, which will appear in its place. And now I shall come to another observation which he inade.

He is angry with me for accusing him in publishing a pamphlet with a title, of which he hath not explained the meaning " The long-wished-for Resolution shetin to be at hand ;and which he says, the Revolution alluded to is in the title page of the book, which are these words:

The long-wished-for Revolution shewn to be at hand, schen God will cleanse the earth by his judgments, and when all cominions shall serve and obey the MOST HIGH: Be wise now, therefore, Oye kings; be instructed, 0 je judges and inhabitants of the earth, lest re be broken with a rol of iron, and dushed in pieces like a potler's Sessel."

Now where is there a man of sense, who can prove that these awful judgments have been long wished for? Do not all men shudder to hear of the awful judgments that are abroad? and do they not fear they are coming on at home? These fatal judg: nents cannot be a long-wished-for Revolution; un. Jess it be, as I have obseryed, a reyolution againsa

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